Through Which The Ibero-American Cinematographic Integration Agreement, Signed In Caracas On November 11, 1989 Approved

Original Language Title: Por medio de la cual se aprueba el Convenio de Integración Cinematográfica Iberoamericana, suscrito en Caracas el 11 de noviembre de 1989

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09 OF 1992

(July 15)

Official Journal No. 40,506 of 17 July 1992

By means of which the Ibero-American Film Integration Convention, signed in Caracas on November 11, 1989, is approved.

THE CONGRESS OF COLOMBIA,

Having regard to the text of the Ibero-American Film Integration Convention, signed in Caracas on November 11, 1989, which reads:

IBERO-AMERICAN FILM INTEGRATION CONVENTION

States Parties to this Convention

Aware that film activity should contribute to the cultural development of the region and its identity;

Convinced of the need to promote the film and audiovisual development of the region and in a special way that of those countries with insufficient infrastructure;

For the purpose of contributing to the effective development of the Film Community of Member States; have agreed as follows:

ARTICLO I. The purpose of this Convention is to contribute to the development of cinematography within the audiovisual space of the Ibero-American countries, and to the integration of these countries, through a equitable participation in regional film activity.

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ARTICLE II. For the purposes of this Convention, film works of a registered audiovisual character, produced and disseminated by any system, process or technology.

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ARTICLE III. The Parties to this Convention, in order to meet their objectives, undertake joint efforts to:

-Support initiatives, through Cinematography, for the cultural development of the peoples of the region.

-Harmonize the Motion Picture and Audiovisual Policies of the Parties.

-Solve the production, distribution, and display problems of the region's Cinematography.

-Preserve and promote the film product of the parts.

-To expand the market for the film product in any of its forms of diffusion, through the adoption in each of the countries of the region, of norms that tend to its promotion and to the constitution of a common market Latin American.

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ARTICLE IV. They are members of this Convention, the States that subscribe and ratify or adhere to it.

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ARTICLE V. The Parties shall take the necessary measures, in accordance with the laws in force in each country, to facilitate the entry, permanence and circulation of the citizens of the member countries that take charge of the exercise of activities aimed at meeting the objectives of this Convention.

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ARTICLE VI. The Parties shall take the necessary measures, in accordance with their existing legislation, to facilitate the temporary importation of goods from Member States to the compliance with the objectives of this Convention.

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ARTICLE VII. The Parties shall encourage the signing of Cooperation and Co-Production Agreements within the framework of this Convention.

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ARTICLE VIII. The Parties shall endeavour to establish or improve systems and mechanisms for financing and promoting national film activity.

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ARTICLE IX. The Parties shall promote the creation of sections dedicated to each of the Member States in their Cinematecas.

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ARTICLE X. The Parties will seek to include in their legal order rules that favor film activity.

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ARTICLE XI. The Parties shall consider creating a multilateral financial fund for the promotion of film activity.

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ARTICLE XII. Within the framework of this Convention, the Parties shall encourage the joint participation of the institutions and associations representing producers and distributors of domestic films in the main events of the international audiovisual market.

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ARTICLE XIII. The Parties shall promote the presence of the cinematography of the Member States in the existing audiovisual broadcast channels or to be created in each of them, in accordance with the legislation

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ARTICLE XIV. The Parties will exchange documentation and information that contributes to the development of their cinematography.

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ARTICLE XV. The Parties shall protect and defend copyright in accordance with the laws of each Member State.

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ARTICLE XVI. This Convention establishes as its main organs: the Conference of Film Authorities of Ibero-America (CACI), and the Executive Secretariat of Ibero-American Cinematography (SECI). The Commissions referred to in Article XXIIare auxiliary organs.

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ARTICLE XVII. The Conference of Film Authorities of Latin America (CACI) is the highest body of the Convention. It shall be composed of the competent authorities in the field, duly accredited by diplomatic means, in accordance with the legislation in force in each of the Member States. The CACI will establish its rules of procedure.

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ARTICLE XVIII. The CACI will have the following functions:

-- Formulate the General Policy of Implementation of the Convention.

-- Evaluate the results of your application.

-- Accept new membership membership.

-- Study and propose to Member States amendments to this Convention.

-- Approve resolutions that allow compliance with the provisions of this Convention.

-- Imparting instructions and action rules to the SECI.

-- Designate the Executive Secretary of Ibero-American Cinematography.

-- Approve the annual budget presented by the Executive Secretariat of Ibero-American Cinematography (SECI).

-- Set the financing mechanisms of the approved annual budget.

-- Know and resolve all other issues of common interest.

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ARTICLE XIX. The CACI will meet in ordinary form once a year, and extraordinarily at the request of more than half its members or the Executive Secretary, in accordance with its rules of procedure.

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ARTICLE XX. The Executive Secretariat of Ibero-American Cinematography (SECI) is the technical and executive body. It will be represented by the Executive Secretary designated by the CACI.

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ARTICLE XXI. THE SECI will have the following functions:

-Meet the mandates of the Latin American Film Authorities Conference (CACI).

Report to the film authorities of the Member States on the entry into force of the Convention and the ratification or accession of new members.

-Prepare your annual budget and submit it for approval to the Conference.

-Run your annual budget.

-To recognize the Conference as a way of closer cooperation between Member States in the field of film and audio visual.

-Schedule actions leading to integration and fix the procedures and deadlines required.

-Develop cooperation and mutual assistance projects.

-Report to the Conference on the results of the Resolutions adopted at the previous meetings.

-Ensuring the flow of information to Member States.

-Present to the Conference the report of its activities, as well as budget execution.

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ARTICLE XXII. In each of the Parties, a working commission shall operate for the implementation of this Convention, which shall be chaired by the film authority designated by its respective government.

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ARTICLE XXIII. The Executive Secretary shall enjoy in the territory of each of the Member States the legal capacity and privileges indispensable for the performance of his duties, in accordance with the internal legislation of each Party.

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ARTICLE XXIV. In the event that bilateral agreements exist with more favourable provisions on the matters set out in this Convention, the Parties may invoke those that consider more advantageous.

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ARTICLE XXV. This Convention shall not affect any bilateral agreements or commitments made in the field of cooperation or co-production of film between Member States.

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ARTICLE XXVI. This Convention is open to the accession of any Ibero-American, Caribbean or Spanish-speaking or Portuguese State, upon approval of CACI.

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ARTICLE XXVII. Each Party shall communicate by diplomatic means to the State of the SECI the compliance with the internal legal procedures for the approval of this Convention and the Ministry of Relations Foreign nationals of the host country to the other member countries and to the SECI.

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ARTICLE XXVIII. The doubts or controversies that may arise in the interpretation or application of this Convention shall be resolved by the CACI.

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ARTICLE XXIX. This Convention shall be subject to ratification and shall enter into force when three (3) of the Signatory States have made the deposit of the Instrument of Ratification in the terms of the Article XXVII and for other States as of the date of the deposit of the respective instrument of accession.

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ARTICLE XXX. Each Party may at any time denounce this Convention by way of notification, addressed to the Depositary by diplomatic means. This denunciation shall take effect for the Party concerned six (6) months after the date on which the notification has been received by the Depositary.

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ARTICLE XXXI. This Convention's Depositary is chosen as the Depositary of this Convention.

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ARTICLE XXXII. It will be the seat of the SECI the city of Caracas, Republic of Venezuela.

Made in Caracas at the eleven days of the month of November of a thousand nine hundred and eighty-nine in two copies, in Spanish and Portuguese, equally authentic.

The undersigned Head of the Legal Affairs Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,

NOTES:

That the present reproduction is a faithful photocopy and integral part of the certified text of the "Convention of Latin American Film Integration", signed in Caracas-Venezuela on November 11, 1989, which repose in the archives of the Division of Legal Affairs-Section of the Treaties of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Dada en Bogotá, D. E., on October 10, 1990. The Head of the Legal Affairs Division,

FULVIA ELVIRA BENAVIDES COTES.

EXECUTIVE BRANCH OF PUBLIC POWER

REPUBLIC OF THE REPUBLIC

Bogotá, D. E., October 19, 1990.

Approved. Submit to the consideration of the honorable National Congress for the constitutional effects.

(Fdo.) CESAR GAVIRIA TRUJILLO

The Foreign Minister,

(Fdo.) JULY LONDONO WALLS.

DECRETA:

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ARTICLE 1o. Approve the Ibero-American Film Integration Convention, signed in Caracas on November 11, 1989.

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ARTICLE 2o. Pursuant to the provisions of Article 1o. of Law 7a. In 1944, the Ibero-American Film Integration Convention, signed in Caracas on November 11, 1989, which is approved by the first article of this Law, will force the country from the date on which the link is perfected. international.

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ARTICLE 3o. This Law governs from the date of its publication.

Dada en Santafe de Bogota, D. C., a los. days of the month. of a thousand nine hundred

ninety-two (1992).

The President of the honorable Senate of the Republic,

FACCCIO-LINCE ESPLNOSA CARLOS

The President of the honorable House of Representatives,

RODRIGO HERNANDO TURDAY COTE

The Secretary General of the honorable Senate of the Republic,

GABRIEL GUTIERREZ MACIAS.

The Secretary General of the honorable House of Representatives,

SILVERIO SALCEDO MOSQUERA.

REPUBLIC OF COLOMBIA-NATIONAL GOVERNMENT.

PUBLISH AND EXECUTE

Santafe de Bogota D. C., July 15, 1992.

CESAR GAVIRIA TRUJILLO

The Foreign Minister,

NOEMI SANIN DE RUBIO.

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